Archive for December, 2012

Music

December 20, 2012

Children Playing in Playground

They storm the Earth and stun the Air,
A Mob of solid Bliss

—Emily Dickinson

of every song
i’ve ever heard,
Sarah Vaughan,
a kitten’s purr,
a crashing wave,
a crooning bird,
the sweetest sound
i ever found
is the bustling clamor
of a full playground

Richard W. Bray

Let’s

December 18, 2012

Let’s mosey on down
To the fun end of town
We’ll stretch out the years
Where time disappears

Let’s saunter along
Composing our song
Taking our time
Living for rhyme

Let’s wander a while
Always in style
Forgetting all fears
No worries, no tears

Let’s dally all day
Losing our way
My day won’t be blue
If I spend it with you

Richard W. Bray

or so i’m told

December 2, 2012

rainclouds

the universe is big
and dark and cold
a kiss could break a heart
or so i’m told

her countenance was sweet
and warm and bright
a bed could burn for two
throughout the night

the atmosphere was fresh
and light and thin
unlike any place
i ever been

like Icarus i climbed
and fell and fell
a taste of heaven
on my way to hell

the universe is big
and dark and cold
a kiss could break a heart
or so i’m told

by Richard W. Bray